< back to blog overview

blog / Breastfeeding


New Studies Confirm the Power of Breastfeeding

Guest blog post by Tanya, IBCLCEach year brings new research findings about the power of breastfeeding and breastmilk, and 2017 was no exception. Below are some of the highlights in breastfeeding research this year:Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of SIDS by up to 64%: "Researchers found that any breastfeeding for two to four months… Continue Reading >




Tips for Using an At-Breast Supplementer

When we imagine what breastfeeding will look like, few of us expect that we'll need a little help from an at-breast nursing supplementer.  But sometimes supplementers are necessary and they can be life-saving tools for moms who have low milk supply as well as for adoptive and non-birth moms who want to nurse their babies. Allowing babies… Continue Reading >




Important Cues Your Baby is Giving You

As a new parent, it can be difficult to understand what your baby is trying to tell you with the many different behaviors they exhibit. But, once you start to figure it out and recognize what these cues mean, it’s very rewarding and can help deepen your bond with your baby. Once you understand their needs, it’s much easier to meet them —… Continue Reading >




How long can you store breastmilk?

We know that many of you pump your milk, either for work or for occasional times away from your babies. We also know that figuring out how long your milk can safely stay on the counter, in the fridge or a cooler, and in the freezer can be a confusing process. In an attempt to reduce the confusion, we looked at the many available breast… Continue Reading >




Negative emotions while breastfeeding?

Have you ever felt agitated while breastfeeding? Have you had negative thoughts or feelings? Do you feel anxious, angry, or trapped?These unwanted and unpleasant feelings are increasingly recognized and are now known as "breastfeeding aversion and agitation" (BAA). Mothers who experience this can feel guilt, shame, and fear about… Continue Reading >




Help! My Baby Won’t Nurse

So, you've gotten over the learning curve of breastfeeding in the early weeks and months, and nursing is humming along without much drama. Then suddenly, your baby refuses to nurse.  Full stop.  It's likely that you're experiencing a nursing strike. A nursing strike is typically a sudden refusal of a baby to breastfeed, often out of the… Continue Reading >




How Your Breastmilk Is Made

Did your breasts become fuller and more tender during pregnancy? This is a sign that your body was hard at work beginning the milk making process. Breast changes during pregnancy are a result of hormones that cause the milk ducts and glandular tissue (milk making cells) to grow and increase in size. The developing placenta stimulates the… Continue Reading >




6 Remarkable Properties of Breast Milk

Breast milk provides wholesome nutrition to babies, but that’s just the beginning. Scientific studies and the experience of nursing mothers continue to confirm that breast milk has an array of surprising characteristics and powerful health benefits. Whether a mother is producing an ample supply of breast milk when her baby is born or can… Continue Reading >




The Soothing Herbs of Motherlove Nipple Cream

When you have sore, cracked nipples, you want safe and effective relief fast!Many women have found that Motherlove Nipple Cream softens and soothes painful breastfeeding nipples. Our creamy salve goes on easily and also serves as an excellent diaper balm. Motherlove Nipple Cream is made with 100% USDA certified organic, non-GMO and… Continue Reading >




Skin-To-Skin and Breastfeeding in the Operating Room After a Cesarean Birth

Think it’s not possible to experience the magic of holding your baby skin-to-skin and breastfeed in the operating room after a cesarean birth? We are happy to share that, in many cases, it is possible! Though it is not (yet) common practice, a growing number of providers are embracing skin-to-skin and breastfeeding immediately following… Continue Reading >




10 Tips for Breastfeeding on Vacation: Guest Post From The Badass Breastfeeder

It’s never a bad time to take a vacation with the kids when you are a breastfeeding mom. Your baby’s food is always fresh, nutritious and easy to transport! Breastfeeding has been a wonderful way for me to keep my children feeling safe and secure while we are off exploring new things. Children sometimes get overwhelmed and exhausted while… Continue Reading >




Get to Know Blessed Thistle

Blessed thistle can easily be recognized by its yellow or purple flowers sprouting from spiked, fine-haired leaves. Native to the Mediterranean and western Asia, this herb can grow as tall as 30 cm in sunny, well-drained gardens. The plant and flowers are best harvested in the late mornings of summer months, after the dew evaporates and… Continue Reading >